On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7:00 pm, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s job approval rating is slipping midway through his first term. Independent hearing officers issue a critical review of the Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 54 schools. Pension reform is coming to a head in Springfield, with competing bills in the House and the Senate. The search is on for the next leader of the Illinois Republican Party after the resignation of Chairman Pat Brady. A unique plan surfaces to let goats graze at O’Hare Airport. And in sports, the Chicago Bulls’ shocking win in Miami, followed by a dramatic, lopsided loss.
Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight‘s web stories from this week:
Monday, May 6:
- Exclusive: City Floats Electronic Mini-Billboards to Raise Cash
- Aldermen in the Dark on Parking Meter Details?
- Pension Bills Face Off
- Lyric Opera's Oklahoma!
- Isabel Allende
Tuesday, May 7:
- Parking Meters & Water Bills
- IL GOP Chair Pat Brady Resigns
- The Mom Who’s Challenging CPS on its Data
- Toxic Food Additive?
- Peter Sagal
- Picasso and Chicago
- Viewer Feedback: Bus Rapid Transit & Earl Pionke
Wednesday, May 8:
- Web Exclusive: Junior High Book Ban
- Inching Closer to Pension Vote
- Chicago City Council News
- Michael Pollan on the “Freefall” of Home Cooking
- Chicago Business News: 5/8
- 10 Buildings That Changed America
- Sled Hockey
Thursday, May 9:
- Senate Passes Cullerton's Pension Bill
- GRAPHIC: IL Senate Approves Cullerton's Pension Deal
- Health Care Reform Coming This Fall
- Chicago Bulls Series Heats Up
- Eve Ensler
- Bill McGlaughlin: 10 Years of "Exploring Music"
- Viewer Feedback: Book Ban & CPS Data